“Gaiman has a rich imagination…and an ability to tackle large themes”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I have to admit that before I launched the For Reading Addicts Facebook Page, I hadn’t really heard of Neil Gaiman, but you all said such wonderful things about him. Then, there was the speech earlier this year about libraries, and I was entranced and determined to read something of this man’s works. After a little scout for opinions from the Reading Addicts, my first ever Neil Gaiman book bought, the Author’s Preferred Text of American Gods, a hefty read and I admit to not having the faintest idea of what it was about.
The first chapter certainly kept me wanting to read, but my habit of not reading the blurb meant that when the book took a fantasy twist I wasn’t really sure where it would go next. I’m not sure anyone could have predicted the twists and turns this complicated novel threw up and anyone who has tried their hand at writing couldn’t fail to be impressed with the way Gaiman dealt with the themes.